#Students' Rights
Community and Disability Services Ministers' Conference

The purpose of the petition is to raise support for a National Student Concession Card.

The reciprocal recognition of student concessions is a problem facing all students.

A National Student Concession Card is important because:

1. Students do not have universal access to concessions schemes (such as student public transport concessions) outside their home state;

2. A national concession scheme exists for those holding a senior or pensioner cards but currently nothing similar exists for primary, secondary and tertiary students;

3. The card would offer students another form of identity to use other than a state government issued ‘Proof of Age’ card. This is important as some student cards are very basic, vary in form and are not recognised as formal identification;

4. The card may be able to provide students with a range of third party benefits from students services, and potential recognition for Australian students travelling internationally.

We, the undersigned, call on Community Services Ministers from all Australian Governments, responsible for concessions, to agree to develop a National Concession Card for Students similar to the National Agreement on Certain Concessions for Pensioners and Seniors Card Holders.

The A National Student Concession Card petition to Community and Disability Services Ministers' Conference was written by Anonymous and is in the category Students' Rights at GoPetition.